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2012-02-28 09:40:46

A new report from researchers at the Drexel University School of Public Health identifies patterns in the misuse of illicit drugs among young adults  who also misuse prescription drugs.  The report, “Misuse of Prescription and Illicit Drugs among High-Risk Adults” in Los Angeles and New York, was recently published in the first issue of the Journal of Public Health Research. This is the first report to compare patterns of prescription and illicit drug misuse among...

2012-02-24 18:00:26

A study from Karolinska Institutet shows that a new drug for Huntington's disease - pridopidine or dopamine stabilizer ACR16 - might operate via previously unknown mechanisms of action. Researchers have found that at very low concentrations, ACR16 binds to the sigma-1 receptor, a protein in the brain important to neuronal function and survival. This new knowledge can be used to develop future treatments for schizophrenia, involuntary Parkinsonian tremors and neurodegenerative diseases....

2012-02-23 13:43:46

Patients studied produced pictures, sculptures, novels and poetry Some Parkinson's Disease patients can suddenly become creative when they take dopamine therapy, producing pictures, sculptures, novels and poetry. But their new-found interests can become so overwhelming that they ignore other aspects of their everyday life, such as daily chores and social activities, according to research published in the March issue of the European Journal of Neurology. Italian researchers studied 36...

FDA Panel Votes Approves Weight Loss Pill
2012-02-23 10:04:16

Another review by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a new drug yesterday resulted in a 20-2 judgment in favor of allowing Qnexa to be placed on the market to combat obesity, reports Rita Rubin for WebMD Health News. Qnexa is a combination of two drugs that have long been on the market -- appetite suppressant phentermine and topiramate, which is used to treat seizures and migraines. Obesity specialists and patient advocates agree there is a huge need for obesity drugs to bridge...

15 Tons Of Meth Seized In Mexico
2012-02-10 14:26:24

Mexican troops reportedly seized 15 tons of pure methamphetamine in the western state of Jalisco on Wednesday. The historic seizure was an amount equivalent to half of all meth seizures worldwide in 2009.  Experts say the haul could have supplied 13 million doses worth over $4 billion on U.S. streets. "This could potentially put a huge dent in the supply chain in the U.S," U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) spokesman Rusty Payne said in a statement. "When we're taking this...

2012-02-08 18:30:41

Mark Twain said, "Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I've done it thousands of times." Many smokers would agree that it's difficult to stay away from cigarettes. A new study in Biological Psychiatry this month now suggests that low dopamine levels that occur as a result of withdrawal from smoking actually promote the relapse to smoking. Dopamine is a brain chemical messenger that is critically important in reward and motivation. Some research suggests that...

2012-02-08 10:25:54

A 7-decades mystery solved It has long been known that psychostimulant drugs have the paradoxical effect of reducing hyperactivity. [Psychostimulant drugs include methylphenidate — known by the trade names Ritalin, Concerta, and Methylin — and methamphetamine]. Since the mid-1950s, millions of children and adults have been prescribed stimulant medications to control attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). But for more than seven decades, since the first experiment that...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.